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The Left Wing: Same old Ireland, England's odd selections and why it's too early to crown France

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Ireland failed to impress in their opening Six Nations game against Scotland. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Ireland failed to impress in their opening Six Nations game against Scotland. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Ireland failed to impress in their opening Six Nations game against Scotland. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald look back on the opening weekend of the Six Nations.

Ireland got the win over Scotland but there wasn't a whole lot different about the approach as Andy Farrell's men eked out a win at the Aviva Stadium.

It is only one game into Farrell's tenure as head coach but already Luke is concerned that we haven't seen a departure from the style of play under Joe Schmidt in 2019.

The continuing selection battle between John Cooney and Conor Murray is discussed, with Murray's form a concern ahead of the visit of Wales this weekend.

France's exciting victory over England is also analysed - and why it is too soon to be reading too much into the French revival as yet.

And where are England after the 24-17 defeat? Luke thinks although Eddie Jones is a great coach, that he makes a number of odd selection decisions.

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